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It all began with Algae

The world is in trouble, we all want to help but how?

We need sustainability now!

“It is your RESPONSIBILITY to make the world a liveable place”

We have a solution ALGAE

                        
The true lungs of the earth are actually algae in the oceans
 
The algae produce over half the worlds oxygen
 
Oceans absorb about 30% of human generated CO2
 
 

8kg of CO2 is required to produce 1kg of algae, the algae release 1.3 kg oxygen as a by-product
Intensive algae production is up to 10 times more productive than conventional forestry and agricultural
There are estimated to be over a million species of algae and they produce over 50% the world’s oxygen
Algae help prevent acidification of ocean waters
Algae are the ideal system to capture point sources of industrial CO2
Increasing production of algae has the potential to stop the predicted global temperature raise of 1.5oC by 2050
Reduce Global Warming

                        
The true lungs of the earth are actually algae in the oceans
 
The algae produce over half the worlds oxygen
 
Oceans absorb about 30% of human generated…

                 
Rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants and Omega-3s
 
 
Algae are the ideal additive to supplement food stables like grains and rice
 
 
 

Current global malnutrition rate of 9% is expected to reach 20% in a decade and algae can bring this down to 2% by 2030.
Food stables like rice, cereal grains, corn and tubers provide 90 percent of the world’s food energy intake. These stables whilst high in energy, are low in nutritional benefit. Using a small amount of microalgae as an ingredient in meals significantly adds to the nutritional value of stables and thus can help to combat malnutrition.
Algal systems can be established all over the globe and do not require arable land, this makes them an ideal production system for countries that struggle to maintain consistent food supply for their population.
End Malnutrition

                 
Rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants and Omega-3s
 
 
Algae are the ideal additive to supplement food stables like grains and…

Algae production systems do not require arable land or fresh water
 
Algae have 10-fold productivity compared to traditional land crops
 
100% utilisation of nutrients, no run-off/chemical pesticides         
 

Algae can be cultivated in brine or salt water or wastewater and no fresh water is required.
Solar energy can be effectively used to run all aspects of an algae farm.
Non arable land or deserts with access to a salt water source are ideal for algae cultivation.
Algae can foster circular economy.
Algae are an excellent source of protein rich in essential amino acids.
Algae can be rich in long chain Omega-3s, which can help reduce overfishing.
Highly Sustainable

Algae production systems do not require arable land or fresh water
 
Algae have 10-fold productivity compared to traditional land crops
 
100% utilisation of nutrients, no run-off/chemical…

         
70% of the world oil was created from algal deposit 66-250 million years ago
 
Algae can be over 50% lipids and make an ideal feedstock for biofuel production
        

Algae are the most sustainable biofuel feedstock alternative

Peak Oil is predicted to have potentially already occurred; this is when oil production has reached its maximum potential and will start to decline due to depleting reserves. There are numerous unconventional oil solutions to fill the near-term demand but these come at higher cost and much larger impact on the environment. Eventually demand will exceed supply and this will have major consequences on society which is largely reliant on fossil based energy to function.
To limit the negative impact on the environment and on society we need to transition from fossil-based fuels as efficiently as possible. Renewable electricity generation has made very significant progress replacing coal and gas generation and now makes up over 28% of the energy mix. Biofuels account for less than 5% of the fuel market and this need to rapidly increase.
First generation biofuels use food crops like corn, soy and sugar cane to produce ethanol and biodiesel, this competes with the production of foods and is unsustainable. Additionally, there is not enough arable land to replace current demand for fossil based fuels.
With a long-term view, algae are the best solution to produce sustainable hydrocarbon fuels. They do not require arable land, grow well on saline water and have over ten-fold the biofuel areal production compared to land crops.
Currently the biggest issue with using algae as a feedstock to produce biofuels it is too expensive. Technology advances is continually improving the economics for algal biofuels, but in the near term the cost of biofuel from algae needs to be offset by a co-product that covers most of the production cost. Algae Token is investing in processing technology that reduces production costs so that algal biofuels can be a reality in the near future.
Renewable Hydrocarbon Fuels

         
70% of the world oil was created from algal deposit 66-250 million years ago
 
Algae can be over 50% lipids and make an ideal feedstock for biofuel production
     


Sustainable method of plastic production – biodegradable

Presence of PHB (polyhydroxybutyrate) makes algae as a good source for the bioplastics production.
Algae based bioplastics are 100% biodegradable.



 
Biomaterials


Sustainable method of plastic production – biodegradable

Presence of PHB (polyhydroxybutyrate) makes algae as a good source for the bioplastics production.
Algae based bioplastics are 100%

                 
Microalgal are rich in many phytonutrients important for human health.
        
Omega-3, Carotenoids, Vitamins, Mineral, Antioxidants and flavonoids
      
 

Algae are a rich source of essential fatty acids, especial omega 3s which are significantly lacking in the typical western diet. The long chain omega-3s, EPA and DHA are usually sourced from marine fish and krill but microalgae are the original producers. Heterotrophic (grown on sugar) production of Omega-3s (primarily DHA) in algae is already a multi-billion-dollar industry. Algae token is developing systems that use sunlight (autotrophic) to produce a range of valuable fatty acids omega 3, 6, 7 and 9s, initially the main focus will be on EPA. Omega-3s reduce cellular inflammation and EPA the most important of them in this regard. EPA is also specifically used to prevent and treat depression and anxiety. Omega-3s are important for brain, eye and cardiovascular health. They can reduce symptoms of ADHD in children and reduce metabolic syndrome by helping control weight issues and insulin resistance and treat other autoimmune diseases like asthma. Omega-3s can fight age-related mental decline and Alzheimer's disease. They are also important for skin, bone and joint healt, can reduced fatty liver disease, help menstrual pain and aid healthy sleep patterns.
Carotenoids which are extracted from microalgae are used to provide colour for tablet, syrups, ointments and also used for cosmetics.
Microalgae based natural antioxidants have shown diverse benefits with excellent safety and have been reported to block oxidative DNA damage, lowered C-reactive protein (CRP) and other inflammation biomarkers.
Nutraceutical

                 
Microalgal are rich in many phytonutrients important for human health.
        
Omega-3, Carotenoids, Vitamins, Mineral, Antioxidants and flavonoids
   

Biofertilizer 

Natural alternative to current fertilisers – reduces over leaching through higher availability

Natural alternative to current fertilisers – reduces over leaching through higher availability.
Presence of essential nutrients (NPK) make algae a perfect candidate for biofertilizer to boost the root and shoot growth in plants.
Biofertilizer

Biofertilizer

Natural alternative to current fertilisers – reduces over leaching through higher availability

Natural alternative to current fertilisers – reduces over leaching through…

Wastewater Treatment

Algae can be effectively employed as a tertiary treatment step in any industries which produces wastewater.

TSS (Total Suspended Solids), TDS (Total Dissolved Solids), BOD (Biological Oxygen Demand) and COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) can significantly be reduced by growing algae in wastewater.



 
Other Benefits

Future space missions aim to introduce algae in space (including MARS) to produce oxygen.
Fish repopulation and phosphorus retrieval can be effectively handled by algae.
Algae creates opportunity for farmers round the year and thus increases the job opportunities.
Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Treatment

Algae can be effectively employed as a tertiary treatment step in any industries which produces wastewater.

TSS (Total Suspended Solids), TDS (Total Dissolved Solids), BOD…

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